Possible New Particle Discovery Could Bring Down Standard Model (Scientific American)

An article in Scientific American reports that there are rumors flying that news of a discovery of a new particle maybe about to break, which could bringing down the standard model of particle physics. The article, published on June 13 by Michele Redi, is titled: “Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?” and can be read here:

At CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Geneva Switzerland, article detectors called CMS and ATLAS have picked up a ‘bump’ in the experimental curve, indicating unusual activity and the presence of a previously unknown particle six times bigger than the Higgs Boson.

From the article:

“This is by far the most exciting thing that has happened in particle physics over the last three decades. If this hint of new physics is confirmed—something that could happen within just a few weeks, or possibly even within days—it is difficult to state the importance of such a discovery. It would be bigger than the detection of the Higgs boson, which was just confirmation of what was already known.

“If the bump is real, we are about to start writing a whole new chapter in the history of fundamental physics. It is impossible to imagine where this could lead.”